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PRESS RELEASE October 21, 2013

World Bank Launches Canadian Dollar 500 Million 5-year Global Bond

Washington, DC, October 21, 2013 - Today, the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, rated Aaa/AAA), launched a Canadian Dollar 500 million 5-year fixed rate global bond. The global bond carries a semi-annual coupon of 2.125% and will mature on October 30, 2018.

The bonds were placed with 19 institutional investors via the Toronto-Dominion Bank as the sole lead manager. 

The high-quality order book and well-balanced mix of investors distribution by region and type was as follows:

Investor Distribution

By Geography

By Investor Type



Banks / Corporates




Central Banks / Official Institutions




Asset Managers




Pension Funds / Insurance


Transaction Summary:

Issuer: World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD)
Issuer rating: Aaa/AAA
Amount: CAD 500 million 
Settlement date: October 30, 2013 
Maturity date: October 30, 2018 
Issue price: 99.504% 
Coupon: 2.125% (semi-annual)
Denomination: CAD 1,000 and multiples thereof
Listing: Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Clearing system: CDS, and DTC, Euroclear / Clearstream
ISIN: CA459058DF76

About the World Bank

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), is an international organization created in 1944. It operates as a global development cooperative owned by 188 nations. It provides its members with financing, expertise and coordination services so they can achieve equitable and sustainable economic growth in their national economies and find effective solutions to pressing regional and global economic and environmental problems. The overriding goal is to achieve major, sustainable improvements in standards of living worldwide. It has been issuing bonds in the international capital markets for over 60 years to fund its activities. Information for investors is available on the World Bank Treasury website: (http://treasury.worldbank.org/capitalmarkets).